Hip Hop/Rap Albums You Must Own. A-Z

A Listmania! list by J. Riley "geek_uk" (Grimsby)
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Me Against The World
1.  Me Against The World by 2Pac
The list author says:
  "The only 2Pac album which can be played all the way through, excluding Greatest Hits."
£6.95   Used & New from: £1.48
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

The Low End Theory
2.  The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest
The list author says:
  "Low End Theory is intelligent and fresh, Q-TIp owns."
£31.91   Used & New from: £2.58
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Capital Punishment (Explicit Version)
3.  Capital Punishment (Explicit Version) by Big Pun
The list author says:
  "Big Puns finest album, Beware and Twinz (Deep Cover 98) are stand out."
£18.74   Used & New from: £0.25
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Black Star
4.  Black Star by Black Star
The list author says:
  "Mos Def & Talib Kweli are two of the best in the game and when they team up they do no wrong."
£29.99   Used & New from: £4.49
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Boy In Da Corner
5.  Boy In Da Corner by Dizzee Rascal
The list author says:
  "Hot UK grime from Raskit."
£4.32   Used & New from: £0.88
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Chronic
6.  The Chronic by Dr. Dre
The list author says:
  "The pioneer of that West Coast sound."
Used & New from: £4.20
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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Fantastic Damage
7.  Fantastic Damage by El-P
The list author says:
  "Lots of scratching and lots of beats. El-Producto should be heard"
Used & New from: £6.41
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Follow the Leader
8.  Follow the Leader by Eric B. & Rakim
The list author says:
  "Eric B & Rakim, nuff said."
£8.97   Used & New from: £2.06
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Liquid Swords
9.  Liquid Swords by Genius
The list author says:
  "Play loud and with lights out, sends shivers to the core."
£5.66   Used & New from: £1.78
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

Ironman
10.  Ironman by Tommy Peoples
The list author says:
  "Ghostface Killah doesn't let the Wu-Tang boys down with this one."
£20.00   Used & New from: £0.14
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted [with Bonus EP]
11.  AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted [with Bonus EP] by Ice Cube
The list author says:
  "Ice Cube probably has one of the best sounding raps of all time, his debut is a must for any fan of N.W.A or rap music in general"
£6.48   Used & New from: £1.47
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Death Certificate (Explicit)
12.  Death Certificate (Explicit) by Ice Cube
The list author says:
  "Ice doesn't hold back, My Summer Vacation and the verbal attack on N.W.A. "No Vaseline stand out."
£5.99   Used & New from: £3.29
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Reasonable Doubt
13.  Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z
The list author says:
  "Jigga mans debut, probably the second best album to come out of NYC. Brooklyns Finest and Can't Knock The Hustle stand out."
£5.00   Used & New from: £0.95
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

The Blueprint
14.  The Blueprint by Jay-Z
The list author says:
  "The closest thing Hova has done that comes close to Reasonable Doubt."
£5.75   Used & New from: £1.45
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Miss E...So Addictive (International Version)
15.  Miss E...So Addictive (International Version) by Missy Elliott
The list author says:
  "Holding it down for the ladies."
£4.45   Used & New from: £0.19
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

The Infamous
16.  The Infamous by Mobb Deep
The list author says:
  "Mobb Deep have created an excellent and dark hip hop record. Shook Ones PT 2 and Survival Of The Fittest stand out."
£5.99   Used & New from: £2.13
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Black on Both Sides
17.  Black on Both Sides by Mos Def
The list author says:
  "Great lyricist."
£7.96   Used & New from: £0.58
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Illmatic
18.  Illmatic by Nas
The list author says:
  "Illmatic is a great debut from NaSty NaS. Each of his following albums always live in this shadow."
£5.59   Used & New from: £2.75
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

Ready to Die: the Remaster/+DVD
19.  Ready to Die: the Remaster/+DVD by Notorious B.I.G.
The list author says:
  "The finest hip-hop album ever. Biggie Smalls has the best flow i think i have ever heard for any fan of the genre who hasn't heard this album then you aren't a fan of the genre."
£13.19   Used & New from: £3.93
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

Hip Hop Underground Soul Classics: Lost And Found
20.  Hip Hop Underground Soul Classics: Lost And Found by Pete Rock
The list author says:
  "Smooth beats, smooth rhymes and extremely laid back. BBQ music at it's finest."
£19.75
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Who Needs Actions When You Got Words
21.  Who Needs Actions When You Got Words by Plan B
The list author says:
  "Aggressive and from the heart, Ben Drew has created a debut not to be missed."
£3.99   Used & New from: £0.89
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
22.  Only Built 4 Cuban Linx by Raekwon
The list author says:
  "Carrying on in the Wu-Tang tradition."
£3.99   Used & New from: £1.73
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Things Fall Apart
23.  Things Fall Apart by The Roots
The list author says:
  "The Roots are hit and miss one album may be awesome and the next may not be, this is awesome."
£4.96   Used & New from: £0.09
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Doggy Style
24.  Doggy Style by Snoop Dogg
The list author says:
  "Snoop has so much confidence on this record it's sick. Who Am I (What's My Name) stands out on an album of stand outs."
£11.97   Used & New from: £4.44
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
25.  Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu-Tang Clan
The list author says:
  "The Wu-Tang Clans debut. Amazing."
£3.99   Used & New from: £1.46
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion